Who doesn’t love a homemade Apple Pie – warm out of the oven! We all have our favorite recipes and sometimes a classic recipe does not require changing – hence one of the reasons I never posted one. However for Halloween I made an Apple Pie that was the best I ever made so I had to get the recipe down so it is not forgotten! What made this one so excellent is hard to really say. Perhaps it was using golden delicious apples instead of a tart apple? The baking temperature started at 425 degrees and then reduced to 350. This time I remembered to cover the pie top with foil so it would not burn during the long baking time. It was removed for about 15-minutes to finish baking the crust top and brown it a bit. And of course all the wonderful spices.
Do you have any favorite ingredients or tips for your best apple pie?
Crust of your choice – two
6 – 8 cups Golden Delicious Apples, sliced thin
¾ cup Sugar
2 tbsp. Flour
1 tbsp. Cinnamon
½ tsp. Nutmeg
½ tsp. Cloves
2 tbsp. Butter cut in chunks
Foil to cover the pie while baking.
Egg white – optional
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
I like to measure the spices in a separate bowl – except for the butter. Slice about half of the apples and place in a large bowl. Then cover the apples with about half of the spices mixing to cover all the sliced apples. Continue to add more sliced apples and blend with the spices. Cover a pie pan with your crust; add the apple mixture, top with butter chunks. Cover with your second crust, pinch the sides to seal and then with a sharp knife make a few slashes to allow the steam to escape. If a shiny crust top is desired you can brush with egg white. I like to cover my pie with foil to avoid the top from becoming too brown or burnt!
Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and bake about 45-minutes or until apples are tender. Remember to take the foil off during the last 15 minutes of baking. Serve warm and enjoy!